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Miscellaneous Oakland County, Michigan Obituaries Index


JON MICHAEL SHALL
SHALL, JON MICHAEL; of Lansing (formerly of Mt. Pleasant and Clarkston); age 37; passed away Monday, May 24, 1999; born June 2, 1961 to Charles R. and the late Sharron Shall; Jon graduated from Clarkston High School in 1979, received a BS in business and a MBA from Central Michigan University in 1996, and was currently pursuing a Doctorate in Hospitality/Business-Communications at MSU. He was a member of IFSEA (International Food Service Executives Association) and was a certified chef working in several restaurants while in school. Surviving are son, Charles Kenneth Shall; daughter, Justine Lynn Shall; father, Charles R. (Elaine) Shall; brothers, Mark W. (Debbie) Shall of Harbor Springs, David S. (Karen) Shall of Clarkston; uncles and aunts Roger P. (Meredith) Kennedy, Annie (Edward) Guyette, Katherine Van Alstine, Matilda Redmond, Frank Shall, Monica Schall; one nephew; many cousins; girlfriend, Kathy Kelly. Services at 10:30 a.m. Friday May 28, 1999 at Michigan University Alumni Chapel. The family will receive friends 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday May 27, 1999 at Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Per Jons wishes his body has been donated to Michigan State University Medical School. Memorial contributions may be made to The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University, Communications Department at Michigan State University, or the Ronald Mcdonald House Foundation Lansing area in loving memory of Jon M. Shall.

DONALD F. SQUIRES
SQUIRES, DONALD F.; age 72; of Pontiac; June 21,1999; dear friend of the Rose Nash family; preceded in death by his son Donald Raymond Squires. Mr. Squires was past President of FOE Aerie No. 1230 Pontiac and a life member. He was a member of UAW Local 653. He retired from GM Pontiac Motor Division in 1974 after over 31 years of service. Services Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. at the Godhardt-Tomlinson Funeral Home (2904 Orchard Lake Road, Keego Harbor)

RAY K. SHIELDS
SHIELDS, RAY K.; age 53; June 22, 1999 at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI; of Washington, MI formerly of Oxford, MI. He was born April 14, 1946 in Glas, Scotland. Mr. Shields was formerly employed by Modern Engineering as a Designer, was a paramedic with Shelby Fire Department and also was an Artist and Musician. Survivors include spouse, Margaret; children, Mrs. Sharon Hebert of Lapeer and Mrs. Christel (Walter) Demaris of Warren; two grandchildren; parents Bridget and the late Matthew Shields; siblings, Elizabeth Michalak (Riley, MI) Colin of Utica, Patricia Pitt (Imlay City), Caroline Paquett (TN) and Teresa Wesley (NC). Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 26, 1999. In state at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 44633 Utica Road, Utica, MI at 9 a.m. Father John Dunn officiating. Visitation at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, Friday 1-9 p.m., 8459 Hall Road (three blocks east of Van Dyke) Utica. Memorial contributions appreciated to the family for Sue Savarinos computer for the physically impaired.

FRANCIS E. EDDIE SHAY
SHAY, FRANCIS E. EDDIE; of Waterford; June 25, 1999; at 76 years of age; loving husband of Susie; dear father of Gary (Olga) Shay of Holly, Janet (Stephen) Zemke of Saline, and Mark Shay of Waterford; also survived by his grandchildren Krista and Karen Shary and Katherine and Thomas Zemke; preceded in death by his brother the late Earl Shay. Mr. Shay had retired from GM Engineering after 40 years of service. He was a life member of B.P.O.E. #810, Waterford/Pontiac and loved golfing, bowling and gardening. Funeral service Monday, June 28, 1999, 11 a.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME in Waterford. Interment following at Crescent Hills Cemetery also in Waterford. Family will receive friends Sunday 3-5 and 7-9. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Assoc. Envelopes available at the funeral home.

QUENTIN E. SWEET
SWEET, QUENTIN E.; of Waterford; June 26, 1999; age 87; beloved husband of Delpha for 68 years; dear father of Richard and his wife, Carol of Waterford and Onnie Sweet of Waterford; grandfather of Tal. Mr. Sweet was the owner of Sweets T.V. and Appliance which opened in Pontiac in 1945. He was a member and a past president of the Brotherhood Masonic Lodge, #508, Pontiac, HI-12 and the West Side Kiwanis Club. He was also a member of First Presbyterian Church., Pontiac and the Inland Lake Antique Car Club. Funeral services Wednesday, 11 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church. Interment Crescent Hills Cemetery. Family will receive friends after 3 p.m., Tuesday, at the Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home-Pontiac Chapel, with suggested visiting hours 3-5, 7-9 p.m. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

HENRY J. SALVADOR
SALVADOR, HENRY J.; of Waterford; June 26, 1999; age 85; beloved husband of Dorothy Marzella Salvador; loving father of Nancy Salvador of Waterford and John (Toni) Salvador of Grosse Pointe; brother of Sylvester (Muriel) Salvador; grandfather of Isa Salvador, John Anthony Salvador, Cynthia Watros and Steven Watros; great-grandfather of Valerie and Makayla Watros. Mr. Salvador was a truck driver for the Teamsters Local #299, was a member of Our Lady Of The Lakes Catholic Church, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, June 29, 1999, 11 a.m. at Our Lady Of The Lakes Catholic Church, 5495 Dixie Highway, Waterford. Celebrant Father Lawrence J. Delonnay. The family will receive friends Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the RIVERSIDE CHAPEL, Simpson-Modetz Funeral Home, 5630 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford. Mr. Salvador will lie in state at the church on Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. Rite of Committal Mount Hope Catholic Cemetery, Pontiac. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Michigan.

NORMA SANTIAGO
SANTIAGO, NORMA; age 34; of Leonard; June 25, 1999; dear sister of Mary Luz (Ramon) Colan. Funeral Service Wednesday, June 30, 1999 (Location and time pending). The family will receive friends Tuesday 1-9 p.m. at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd. Rochester.

MARY SCHEMANSKE
SCHEMANSKE, MARY; age 81; of Sterling Heights; died June 29, 1999 at St. John Macomb Center in Warren; born May 21, 1918 in Caseville, MI; survived by two daughters, Shirley (Rick) Skomial and Nancy (Danny Deering) Yelland; two grandchildren; also five brothers and four sisters; predeceased by husband Erwin Red Schemanske. Funeral Service Friday, July 2, 1999 at 12 Noon, Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield (1 blk. North of 15 mile), Clinton Twp., MI with the Rev. Chester Dundas. Burial Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Twp. Visitation Thursday, 3-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

REV. ARNOLD SCHMIDT
SCHMIDT, REV. ARNOLD; of Davison; age 81; died Monday, June 28, 1999 at his residence. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, July 2, at Davison Missionary Church. Rev. Allen Sudmann officiating. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Family will receive visitors from 1-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, June 30 and July 1 at Groves Chapel, Hansen Funeral Home, 421 N. Main St., Davison. Surviving are son Wayne and wife Eva Schmidt of Herndon, VA; daughters Karen and husband Van Eldridge of Davison, Sandra and husband Sam Vicchy of Belleville, MI; grandchildren Kristen, Matthew, Brett, Greg, Brett, Patrick, Shelene, Tamra, Lori and Debi; great grandchildren Kailyn, Paige, Jake, Westin and Monro; sisters Evelyn Schmidt of Ft. Wayne, IN, Mildred Dodge of Hanford, CA, Thelma and husband Gordon Schwab of Lima, OH, Beulah Mae and husband Tom Mohr of Ft. Wayne, IN. Preceded in death by parents, wife Kathryn Ann Schmidt and sisters Dorothy McFadden and Ethel Schmidt.

SARAH D. SZYMANSKI
SZYMANSKI, SARAH D.; age 52; of Bloomfield Hills; died June 29, 1999; she is predeceased by husband Walter; and brothers Bruce and Douglas; she is survived by sister Katherine (Richard) Blake of Ferndale; and nieces and nephews. She was a member of Pine Hill Congregational Church and supported the Detroit Zoo. Memorial Service Saturday, July 3rd, 11 a.m. at Pine Hill Congregational Church, 4160 Middlebelt, W. Bloomfield Twp. Memorials may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Assoc. or Detroit Zoo.

EDDIE E. SIMPSON
SIMPSON, EDDIE E.; age 54; beloved husband of Kathleen; loving father of Charlie (Amy), Chris (Lisa), Craig (Tricia) and Nancy; dear grandfather of four; dear master of Casey; brother of Dan (Sandy). Visitation Saturday 3-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Service Tuesday 10 a.m. at Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly (between 6 & 7 Mile), Redford Twp., MI (313)531-1888. Memorial contributions to the family appreciated.

DERRICK A. SAIN, JR.
SAIN, DERRICK A. JR.; of Pontiac; July 4, 1999; age 11 days; parents, Tawanna Shelton and Derrick A. Sain Sr.; grandson of Elaine Marbel, Georgia M. French and the late Joseph Carr; brother of Raymond and Kevin Shelton, Tamika and Jennifer Hunt and Shawanna Jackson; special nephew of Tiffany (T.T.) and Donna Shelton; special cousin of Kenmonte and Khamari Stanley and Jalon French; master Sain is also survived by a host of other loving aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral Services Wednesday 11 a.m. at Eastside Church of God, 343 Irvin. Rev. M.M. Scott officiating. Burial at Perry Mount Park Cemetery. Lying in state at Cobbs Funeral Home Tuesday after 1 p.m.

FRANCES M. SCHURMAN
SCHURMAN, FRANCES M.; of Waterford; July 3, 1999; age 82; wife of the late Herman; loving mother of John (Sandy) Schurman of Lake Leelanau and the late Richard Schurman; dear sister of Fay (Michael) Parney and Marge Swanson; beloved grandmother of Rob Schurman, Julie (Steve) Ogg, Sherri (Fred) King and Robert (Cheryl) Wilson; also survived by seven great-grandchildren. Memorial Service will be Tuesday, July 6, 1999, 10:30 a.m. at the RIVERSIDE CHAPEL, Simpson-Modetz Funeral Home, 5630 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford. Officiating Chaplain Tom Kostrzewa. The family will receive friends Tuesday after 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family would prefer memorial contributions be made to the Mercy Cranbrook Hospice Care.

ELIZABETH L. 'BETTY' SMITH
SMITH, ELIZABETH L. BETTY; age 49; of South Lyon; July 2, 1999; beloved wife of Tomie Smith; beloved mother of Thomas J. Smith of Northfield Township, Michael Smith of Miami Beach, FL, Erin Smith of Waterford and Jennifer Smith of South Lyon; dear daughter of Josephine Anderson; dear sister of Marie Studard, Ellen Grimshaw and Rita Rogowski; dear daughter-in-law of Henry G. Smith; many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends; she also leaves her dogs Alex, Abby and Sammy. Funeral Mass from Church of The Holy Spirit, 3700 N. Harvey Lake Road, Highland, Wednesday 10 a.m. Interment All Saints Cemetery, Waterford. Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons (Richardson-Bird Chapel), 404 E. Liberty Street, Milford, Monday 5-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-9 p.m. Memorial encouraged to the Jennifer Smith College Education Fund.

RUTH E. STOUT
STOUT, RUTH E.; of Clarkston; July 3, 1999; age 91; wife of the late George Louis Stout; mother of Joanne Gottlieb and the late Robert Stout; grandmother of Charles Gottlieb; sister of the late Lois Hutchinson and Betty Seats. Mrs. Stout was a member of the Bermingham Womens Club and the Waterford Historical Society. She loved living on the lake. Funeral Service Wednesday, July 7, 1999, 7 p.m. at Donelson, Johns and Evans Funeral Home. Interment Ottawa Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6 p.m. until time of the service.

LARRY L. LEE SPENCER
SPENCER, LARRY L. LEE; of Waterford; July 5, 1999; at 55 years of age; loving husband of Lise` for nine years; dear son of Mary J. Spencer (fiancée James Hall) and the late Lawrence Spencer; beloved father of Lisa Marie (David) Thorne of Clarkston, James M. Hanel (fiancée Diane) of White Lake, Jennifer A. (Michael) Dunn of Rochester Hills, David J. Hanel (Fiancée Mandi) of Waterford, Patricia M. Hanel of Hersey; brother of Patricia (John) Vanderpool of Clarkston, Michael (Cheryl) Spencer of Waterford, Linda (David) Agar of FL., David (Ann) Spencer of Pontiac, and T. Chuck (Terri) Spencer of Waterford; also survived by his grandchildren Danielle, Amber, Trevor, Troy, Mikey, Jessica and Heather. Mr. Spencer was a member of Faith Baptist Church and Alcoholics Anonymous. Funeral service will be Thursday, July 8, 1999 11 a.m. at Faith Baptist Church (3410 Airport Rd., Waterford). Interment will follow at Sashabaw Plains Cemetery. The family will receive friends at COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford, Wednesday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. and at the Church after 10 a.m. on Thursday. Memorial donations may be made to Faith Baptist Church.

JULIE L. SZCZOMAK
SZCZOMAK, JULIE L.; of Davisburg, formerly of Detroit; July 6, 1999; age 79; preceded in death by her beloved husband Raymond; dear mother of Sheryl (Skip) Wendt of Davisburg and Linda (Dennis) Wilkins of Dedham, MA; loving grandmother of Darryl (Wendy) Wendt, Laura (Bill) Wasiel, Dmitri and Ophelia Wilkins; great-grandmother of Alec and Jon; sister of the late Mars Swystun. Funeral service Friday 10 a.m. at the Lewis E. Wint & Son TRUST 100 Funeral Home, Clarkston, where friends may visit Wednesday 6-9 p.m. and Thursday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Interment Andersonville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Colombiere Center or organization of your own choice.

GEORGE M. STRAWN
STRAWN, GEORGE M.; of Waterford; July 18, 1999; age 90; husband of the late Dorothy C.; father of Judy Tenjeras (Jordan), Mari-Karen Brown, Wendell E. Trager (Dixie) and the late Tom Trager; grandfather of 21; and great-grandfather of 33; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Mr. Strawn was retired from GM Truck and Bus and was a member of F.O.E. #2887. Funeral service Thursday, July 22, 1999, 10 a.m. at Donelson, Johns and Evans Funeral Home. Pastor Jim Combs officiating. Interment to follow at Ottawa Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Eagles Memorial Service Wednesday 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to A.L.S. Envelopes available at the funeral home.

JOSEPH B. SMARDZEWSKI
SMARDZEWSKI, JOSEPH B.; from Troy; passed away on August 19, 1999; age 69; beloved husband of Mary; loving father of Christine and John; grandfather of two grandsons, Matthew and Mitchell. Memorial Service at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, 280 East Square Lake Road, Troy between Livernois and Rochester Road, 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 31, 1999. Donations made to the American Heart Association will be appreciated .

MARGARET STEPHENS
STEPHENS, MARGARET; of Commerce Township; August 22, 1999; age 62; wife of Albert; mother of Albert (Josee); grandmother of Jeremy (Michele), Margaret, Thomsas and Rachel Stephens; best friend of Helen and Al Hacker, both of Commerce Township; dear sister of Adury (Toni) Parkins, Peter Daleand and the late Michael Dale, and Ilean McCrossan; daughter of the late Lenord and Helen Dale, both of Scunthorpe, England; will be sadly missed by all her nieces and nephews of the USA and the UK. A memorial service will be held Monday, August 30, 1999 at Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens (12 Mile and Novi roads) at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Karmanos Cancer Institute or to the Make a Wish Foundation.

MAYNARD LLOYD SCRIBNER
SCRIBNER, MAYNARD LLOYD; of 5 Linden Avenue, Newquay, Cornwall, England; died Wednesday, August 18, 1999. Mr. Scribner was a 30 year veteran of the United States Navy. Mr. Scribner is survived by his wife, June Scribner; two daughters, Debra S. Ferguson and Susan S. Hall, both of South Boston; one son, Brett Scribner of Newquay, Cornwall, England; four sisters; two brothers; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Burial will take place at sea aboard the Royal Navy Ship off the coast of Plymouth, England, with full military rites.

Ben R. SOAVE
SOAVE, Ben R.; age 76; August 28, 1999; beloved husband of the late Marion; dear father of Kathy (Ron) Barnum, Teresa Soave; brother of Frank (Loretta) Soave; grandfather of Greg and Melissa. Will lie in state at L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt (at Ann Arbor Trail) Tuesday 2-9 p.m. also on Wednesday on 9 a.m. at St. Bernardine Church, 31463 Ann Arbor Trail (W. of Merriman) until time of funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m.

GEORGE A. STEPHENSON
STEPHENSON, GEORGE A.; 53; of Davisburg; died August 26, 1999; survivors include son Paul of New York and Michael of Waterford; father George (LaVonne) of Newberry; fiancee Eileen of Davisburg; brothers Paul (Sheila) of Coleman, David (Ann) of Grayling; sister Mary Ellen of Pontiac; step-brothers Kenneth (Jan) Uhlbeck of Flint, Carll (Kristine) Uhlbeck of Newberry, and Melvin (Juli) Uhlbeck of Williamsburg; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Services Wednesday September 1st at 1 p.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Newberry. Visitation to be held on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of services at the church. Interment at Forest Home Cemetery. Arrangements by BEAULIEU FUNERAL HOME in Newberry, 906-293-8651

JOHN H. SULLIVAN
SULLIVAN, JOHN H.; age 31; of Clearwater, FL, formerly of Clarkston; he is survived by his beloved son Brian; his loving parents Earl and Barb of Rochester; two brothers David of Royal Oak and Andrew of Detroit; three sisters Joan Todd of Colorado, Angela Bourdeau of Cheboygan and Dori Courtney of Holly; also survived by seven nieces and nephews. Interment in Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, MI September 7, 1999. Services at 12 noon.

ORVILLE J. SLATING
SLATING, ORVILLE J.; passed away August 30, 1999; at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester Hills. He was born December 9, 1913 in Romeo the son of Walter Carl and Augusta (Stepnitz) Slating. He married Vernita I. Walker in 1939 in Romeo. He was a lifetime farmer in the Romeo area. He had been a bus driver for Romeo Schools for 17 years and formerly employed at Pontiac Motors. He was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church in Romeo. He is survived by his beloved wife Vernita I. Slating; one son David L. (Linda) Slating of Romeo; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; one sister Hazel Essex of Romeo. Visitation will be held on Wednesday 1-9 , funeral service Thursday 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church with Pastor Mark W. Evans officiating. Arrangements were made by Roth-Muir Funeral Home.

WILLIAM T. SCHILLING
SCHILLING, WILLIAM T.; of New Mexico; formerly of Waterford; suddenly, September 4, 1999; age 50; husband of Diane. Funeral arrangements are being completed at the LEWIS E. WINT & SON TRUST 100 FUNERAL HOME, Clarkston. For further information call 248-625-5231.

MARSH SHELTON
SHELTON, MARSH; of Pontiac; September 5, 1999; at 103 years of age; beloved husband of the late Clara; dear father of Gladys (Carter) Burk, Herman S. (Virginia) Shelton, Irene Frye, Molly (the late Hershel) Smith, Estil (Dimples) Shelton, Marshall Shelton, Roderick (Bonnie) Shelton, Bobby (the late Lynn) Shelton, Ernestine (Glen) Clark and the late Arlie and Ray Shelton; father-in-law of Cleo Shelton and Lilly Shelton; stepfather of Howard (Dorothy) Ogden and Norma (the late Harry) Turner; also survived by 54 grandchildren; 104 great-grandchildren; and 70 great-great-grandchildren. Marsh retired in 1964 from General Motors Truck and Bus. At 21 years old, he became a Christian and later joined the Walton Boulevard Worship Center where he has been a longtime faithful member. Funeral service will be Thursday, September 9, 1999, 11 a.m. from the Walton Boulevard Worship Center (623 E. Walton Blvd., Pontiac). Interment will follow at Perry Mount Park. Family will receive friends at COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford, on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. and Wednesday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

DOUGLAS B. SMITH
SMITH, DOUGLAS B.; age 80; of Highland; September 6, 1999; beloved husband of the late Chesterine; dear father of Campbell (Sandy) Smith of Hartland, Gregory (Gail) Smith of Lake Linden, Richard (Kimberly) Smith of White Lake, Dennis (Roxanne) Smith of Milford and Camellia Statz of Hamtramck; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Funeral from Lynch & Sons (Richardson-Bird Chapel), 404 E. Liberty Street, Milford, Thursday, 10 a.m. Father Leo Lulko officiating. Interment Highland Cemetery. Friends may visit Tuesday 6-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-9 p.m.

GUY A. SONNENBERG
SONNENBERG, GUY A.; of Pontiac; died September 4, 1999; age 40; dear father of Christopher and Daniel of Clawson; dear brother of Catherine Manuilow of Indiana. Funeral service Wednesday, September 8, 1999, 11 a.m., at the Oakland Ave. Chapel, Huntoon Funeral Home, with interment in Perry Mount Park Cemetery. Visitation 10 a.m. till time of service.

MARSH SHELTON
SHELTON, MARSH; of Pontiac; September 5, 1999; at 103 years of age; beloved husband of the late Clara; dear father of Gladys (Carter) Burk, Herman S. (Virginia) Shelton, Irene Frye, Molly (the late Hershel) Smith, Estil (Dimples) Shelton, Marshall Shelton, Roderick (Bonnie) Shelton, Bobby (the late Lynn) Shelton, Ernestine (Glen) Clark and the late Arlie and Ray Shelton; father-in-law of Cleo Shelton and Lilly Shelton; stepfather of Howard (Dorothy) Ogden and Norma (the late Harry) Turner; also survived by 54 grandchildren; 104 great-grandchildren; and 70 great-great-grandchildren. Marsh retired in 1964 from General Motors Truck and Bus. At 21 years old, he became a Christian and later joined the Walton Boulevard Worship Center where he has been a longtime faithful member. Funeral service will be Thursday, September 9, 1999, 11 a.m. from the Walton Boulevard Worship Center (623 E. Walton Blvd., Pontiac). Interment will follow at Perry Mount Park. Family will receive friends at COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford, on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. and Wednesday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

MILDRED G. STOGNER
STOGNER, MILDRED G.; age 79; September 6, 1999; at St. Ritas Medical Center; born March 11, 1920 in Marion, IL to William and Rella Ward Boatright; beloved wife of Thelmer A. Stogner; beloved mother of Robert Stogner of Waterford and Norma (Charles) Huffman of Milledgeville, GA; beloved sister of Harvey Boatright of Gingleville, MI; grandmother of eight; great-grandmother of 13; great-great-grandmother of two; preceded in death by her son, Roger Stogner and brothers Ralph and Jewel Boatright. Graveside services will begin at 2 p.m, Wednesday, September 8 at Perry Mount Park Cemetery Chapel, Dr. James Keough officiating, with interment to follow. Friends may call from Noon until time of service at the cemetery chapel. Arrangements by CHILES & SONS-LAMAN SHAWNEE CHAPEL (419-228-5474). Memorial contributions may be made to the donors choice.

PATRICIA 'PAT' JEAN SCHROEDER
SCHROEDER, PATRICIA PAT JEAN; of Davisburg; September 8, 1999; age 60; born June 21, 1939 in Detroit to Charles, who passed away August 6, 1990 and Christine, who passed away March 8, 1988; beloved wife of Robert since 1979 when they married at the Dixie Baptist Church in Clarkston; beloved mother of David (Monique) Fick, Steven Fick, John (Wendy) Fick, Samatha (Mark) Blank and Renee Schroeder; sister of Margaret Ann Horne, Charles Northrup and Gayle M. Stevens; grandmother of nine. Pat loved cake decorating, cooking and making people happy. She will be dearly missed. Visitation on Sunday from 2-9 p.m. at Gramer Funeral Home, 705 N. Main St. (Livernois Between 14 & 15 mile roads). Mrs. Schroeder will lie in state on Monday from 9:30 10 a.m. at St Rena Goupil Catholic Church (on Ryan N. of 15 mile). Mass will begin at 10 a.m. Rev. Fred Schweihofer officiating.

JOSEPHINE W. SOLSBURG
SOLSBURG, JOSEPHINE W.; of Novi; September 9, 1999; at 74 years of age; beloved wife of the late Joseph; loving mother of Neil R. (Diane) Solsburg, Mark A. (Elfi) Solsburg, Scott J. Solsburg, Paul J. Solsburg, Lisa (Alan) Jacob and Bruce D. Solsburg; dear grandmother of Jeff, Jackie, Erin and Griffin Solsburg, and Nicole and Brian Jacob. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 11, 1999 at the Church of the Holy Spirit (3700 N. Harvey Lake Road, Highland, MI). Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Highland Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home (248)889-1500.

THEODORE 'TED' B. SCHMITZERLE, D.D.S.
SCHMITZERLE, THEODORE, DDS TED B.; September 12, 1999; age 75; beloved husband of Betty; dear father of Michael Craig (Virginia), Donald Douglas (Deborah) and the late Janice Ann; brother of Mary Jane King and Donald Douglas Schmitzerle; grandfather of Jason, Michelle, Jeremy, Megan and Grant; many nieces and nephews also survive. Family will receive friends at A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Rd. (Between Maple & Big Beaver) Tuesday 5-8 p.m. Visitation at Bloomfield Hills Baptist Church, 3600 Telegraph Rd. Wednesday 10:30 a.m. until funeral service at 11 a.m. Family suggests memorials to Bloomfield Hills Baptist Church.

JAMES E. SIMPSON
SIMPSON, JAMES E.; of Gladwin, formerly of Clarkston; September 12, 1999; at age 78; beloved husband of Shirley; dear father of Gary (Marlis) Simpson, Jimmy (Robbie) Simpson, Sharon (Edward) Gorsline, Greg (Stephanie) Simpson, Brenda (Robert) Vaillancourt, Kevin (Paula) Simpson, and the late Tracy Simpson. Also survived by 14 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Mr. Simpson had retired from Pontiac Motors after 32 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, WWII, and a member of VFW Post #1008, Heart of the Lakes in Waterford. Funeral service Tuesday, September 14, 1999, 10:30 a.m., at COATS FUNERAL HOME in Waterford. Interment following at Waterford Center Cemetery. Family will receive friends Monday 6-9 p.m.

JAMES W. SIMMONS
SIMMONS, JAMES W.; from Pontiac, MI; died September 12, 1999; age 35; beloved father of Miranda, James, Nakayla, Jamae; dear husband of Amesha; brother of Logan Simmons, Kimberley Simmons and Kelley Simmons-Reese; son of Jimmie and Lou-Alice Simmons; grandparents Eartha and Nolie Patterson and the late Myrtle and Logan English. Funeral service at Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 3600 Helen St., Detroit, Friday 11 a.m.

ERIC V. SARTOR
SARTOR, ERIC V.; age 60; of Rochester; September 14, 1999; survived by his wife, Joyce; one daughter, Jessica and her husband Alan Parman of Southfield; grandchildren, Eli and Roxanne Parman; and his mother, Gladys Sartor of Rochester. Mr. Sartor was the proprietor of Mary Beths Furniture Stripping of Rochester. He was past president of the Rochester Hills Lions Club, a member of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce, American Legion Post #172, and the Rochester Elks B.P.O.E. #2225. Funeral service Friday, 11 a.m. at PIXLEY FUNERAL HOME, 322 W. University Drive, Rochester. Friends may visit the family Wednesday 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Family request memorials to the Leader Dogs for the Blind.

MARGARET SLATING
SLATING, MARGARET; age 87; formerly of Romeo; September 15, 1999. Served in the 17th General Hospital Group in Africa in WW II. Survived by sisters Jean Blome and Betty Johnson; brother John Slating. Memorial service Sunday, September 19 at 2 p.m. at the Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home Romeo, Michigan. Donations to the American Lung Association would be appreciated.

ILAH D. SCHILLER
SCHILLER, ILAH D.; of Bloomfield Hills; September 8, 1999; age 89; wife of Thomas E. Taber, Jr.; mother of Maxine D. Vahlbusch of Flushing and Janet C. Johnson of Grand Blanc; four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. A private funeral service was held September 11, 1999. Interment White Chapel Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Donelson, Johns and Evans Funeral Home.

URBAN R. SEVONTY
SEVONTY, URBAN R.; age 81; formerly of Milford; September 17, 1999; beloved husband of the late LaVerne; beloved father of Peter (Charlene) Sevonty of North Port, FL, Christine (Jeff) Rollins of Troy, Anne (Mark) Cameron of Brighton and Allen Sevonty of Milford; dear grandfather of Rachel and Derek Cameron, Jessica Sevonty and Chris and Evan Rollins; dear brother of Abdon Sevonty, Martina Condron, Margaret Danko, Elizabeth Weiss and Clarice Wamsganz. Funeral Mass from St. Marys Catholic Church, 1851 E. Commerce Rd., Milford, Tuesday 11 a.m. Father Ron Anderson officiating. Interment St. Marys Cemetery. Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons (RICHARDSON-BIRD CHAPEL), 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, Sunday 6-9 p.m. and Monday 2-9 p.m. Parish Prayers Monday 7:30 p.m. For further information please call at 248-684-6645

DOROTHY G. SIDAWAY
SIDAWAY, DOROTHY G.; of Clarkston, formerly of Oxford; September 17, 1999; age 87; beloved wife of the late Orlando Buster Goedert and William A. Sidaway; sister of the late Edith Perry and Mary Luchenbach; dear sister of Helen Hain of Tres Pinos, CA; Aunt of Michael (Carol) Luchenbach of Clarkston and Candy Lovell (Darrell) of Pell City, AL; step-mother of Charles Sidaway of Mayville, MI. She was an active person at the Oxford Senior Center. Bowled at Collier Lanes until October of 1998. Won many blue ribbons at Michigan State Fair for her quilting. She enjoyed traveling and loved to go to England and California. Funeral Service Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at Bossardet Funeral Home, Oxford at 11 a.m. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday, from 9:30 to time of service.

JUDY L.; SPAYSKY
SPAYSKY, JUDY L.; of Waterford; September 20, 1999; age 74; wife of Darwin C.; mother of Pamela Anderson, Trisha Holt, Michael Spaysky, Darwin Spaysky, II and Leslie Spaysky; grandmother of seventeen; and great-grandmother of three. Mrs. Spaysky was a member of the Lakeland Players. Memorial service Friday, September 24, 1999, 7:30 p.m. at Donelson, Johns and Evans Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday 7 p.m. until time of service.

ANTHONY G. 'TONY' SANCHEZ
SANCHEZ, ANTHONY G. TONY; of Waterford; September 20, 1999; age 45; loving father of Toni of Flint and step-father of Rachel; dear son of Fernando and the late Marcella of Clarkston; adoring grandfather of Vada; beloved brother of Paul of Pontiac, Ronald E. of Waterford, Fernando Jr. (Victoria) of Holt, Stephen (Sherry) of Clarkston and David of Pontiac, Mercedes (Tim) Merlino of Ann Arbor and Marta Sanchez of Seattle, WA. Tony was an avid golfer and enjoyed all sports. Funeral Mass Thursday, 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, Waterford with Rev. Larry Delonnay. Rite of Committal All Saints Cemetery. Friends may visit at the Lewis E. Wint & Son TRUST 100 Funeral Home, Clarkston, Wednesday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. and directly at the church Thursday after 10:30 a.m.

JAMES SIMMS
SIMMS, JAMES; age 54; of Pontiac; died September 19, 1999; son of the late John Wibley and Ola Simms Hollis; brother of Betty Foster, William Simms, Leon McDonald, Samuel McDonald, Maple McDonald, Mae McDonald all of Pontiac, Gracie Manning and Belle Jones both of Monroe, Louisiana; Katie Lee Mask and Mary Taylor both of Sacramento, California and Robert McDonald of Cadillac, Michigan; also survived by a host of other loving relatives and friends. Funeral service Saturday 10 a.m. at Eastside Church of God 343 Irwin with Rev. M.M. Scott officiating. Burial Perry Mount Park Cemetery. Mr. Simms will lie in state at Cobbs Funeral Home Friday after 12 noon. Family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Friday at the church.

SHEDRICK (ROCK) SIMPSON
SIMPSON, SHEDRICK (ROCK); age 48; died September 16, 1999 in Detroit; husband of Lois (Holmes) Simpson; son of Margaret Simpson; brother of Jerome McDavid, Eunice (Bud) Simpson, Henry Simpson, Jr., Henrietta Vaden, Estelle Hooper and Maxine Simpson. Funeral at 1 p.m., Friday, September 24, 1999 at New Bethel Baptist Church, 174 Branch Street in Pontiac with Pastor Amos Johnson officiating. Preceded by a Family Hour from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. Body may be viewed Thursday, September 23, 1999 from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. at JAMES COLE FUNERAL HOME, 2624 West Grand Blvd. in Detroit, or from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday at the church. Burial at Perry Mount Park Cemetery.

JUDY L. SPAYSKY
SPAYSKY, JUDY L.; of Waterford; September 20, 1999; age 74; wife of Darwin C.; mother of Pamela Anderson, Trisha Holt, Michael Spaysky, Darwin Spaysky, II and Leslie Spaysky; grandmother of seventeen; and great-grandmother of three. Mrs. Spaysky was a member of the Lakeland Players. Memorial service Friday, September 24, 1999, 7:30 p.m. at Donelson, Johns and Evans Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday 7 p.m. until time of service.

HELEN M. SAXTON
SAXTON, HELEN M.; of Pontiac; September 23, 1999; age 79; loving wife of Larry Saxton; dear mother of Sharen (Gordon) Biskner of Oxford, Judy (Bill) Barber of Alpena, Lawrence B. Saxton, Jr. (Jeanine) of Louisville, KY and Bradley Saxton of Pontiac and his special loving friend Charlene Morgan; dear sister of Ruth Czinder; sister-in-law of Fern Sickles, Roberta Stearley and Virginia Garcia; beloved grandmother of Martha, Denise, Amy, Kevin, Sarah, Steven, Nicole, Shileen, Christina, Billy and Corey; also survived by two step-grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mrs. Saxton was a long time member of St. Michael Catholic Church. The family will receive friends Saturday and Sunday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the Voorhees, Siple & Summerford Funeral Home, 268 N. Perry St., Pontiac. Funeral Liturgy will begin Monday, September 27, 1999, 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home followed by the Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, 120 Lewis St., Pontiac. Celebrant Father Timothy A. Laboe. Rosary Sunday 7:30 p.m. Rite of Committal Mount Hope Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Mercy Cranbrook Hospice Care.

VEIKKO O. SALO
SALO, VEIKKO O.; age 72; passed away September 15, 1999; survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Irja; four children, Ann Selby, Seija Majcher-Mork, Karen Solomon and Paul Salo; one sister, Aino Sundstom; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and other loving relatives and friends. Veikko was born in Finland and moved to Michigan in 1953 where he worked for Ford Motor Company for 36 years. He was caretaker for the Detroit Finnish Co-Operative Summer Camp Association in Wixom for 27 years. After retirement, he moved to Indian Harbor Beach, FL and has made that his home for the past 10 years. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 9, 1999 at 2 p.m. at the Detroit Finnish Summer Camp Clubhouse, 2550 Loon Lake Rd., Wixom, MI.

MARY JANE SMITH
SMITH, MARY JANE; September 24, 1999; of Canton, MI, formerly of Waterford, and Vero Beach Florida; beloved wife of the late Robert; dear mother of Sandy Downs; dear sister of Peggy (Bill) Erb. Funeral from the McCabe Funeral Home Canton Chapel 851 Canton Center Rd. Monday 7 p.m. Visitation Monday 3 p.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, Contribution to Karmanos Cancer Institure or The American Diabetes Association.

MARY V. SAUGER
SAUGER, MARY V.; of Center Line, MI; age 91; died September 28, 1999 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Clinton Twp.; born September 25, 1908 in Portage, PA. Survived by three daughters, Julia Mehall (Andrew), Patricia Eisenman (Charles) and Susan Marriott (Donald); nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Joseph Kapolka; one sister, Anna Sauger. Predeceased by her late husband, Michael in 1978. Mary was a homemaker most of her working life. She was a member of the Rosary Altar Society at St. Clement Church and was a Red Cross Volunteer for 21 years. Mary was the Southeastern Michigan Red Cross Volunteer of the Year in 1988 and was also honored with the Macomb County Outstanding Volunteer Award in 1993. Funeral Mass Saturday, October 2, 1999, 10 a.m. at the St. Clement Catholic Church, 25329 Van Dyke Ave., Center Line, MI. Father Dave Blazek officiating. In state 9:30 a.m., Saturday at the church, prior to Mass. Scripture reading 7 p.m., Friday at the funeral home. Visitation 2-9 p.m., Friday, at the Ford Funeral Home, 26560 Van Dyke Ave., Center Line, MI (3 blks. S. of 696). Burial Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Southeastern Michigan Chapter of the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 33351, Detroit, MI 48232-9703.

RALPH R. SPEARS
SPEARS, RALPH R.; September 29, 1999; age 67; of Auburn Hills; loving husband of JoAnne Spears; devoted father of Ralph R. Spears Jr., Harry Spears, Susan (Thomas) Spry, David (Jennifer) Spears; proud Papa to Malissa Spears and Nicole Spears. A memorial will be held at a later date.

MARY L. STALEY
OSTRANDER, EARL R.; of Brant, formerly of the Pontiac area; died October 1, 1999; age 72. Funeral Monday, October 4, 1999, 1 p.m. at the WALKER-MARTIN FUNERAL HOME. Rev. Jeffrey Williams officiating. Burial Brant Cemetery. Friends may call at the Walker-Martin Funeral Home, Chesaning, MI on Saturday, Oct. 2, after 6 p.m. and all day Sunday.

LYDIA ANN (MATULEWICH) SINISCHO
SINISCHO, LYDIA ANN (MATULEWICH); of Waterford; October 1, 1999; age 86; wife of William; mother of Bill Sinischo (Sandra), Timothy Sinischo (Jan), Sandra Ritter (Dennis) and the late Robert Sinischo; grandmother of Mike, Sarah, Tim, Jenny, Cara, Alex, Susan, Joy Ellen and Randy; also survived by several great-grandchildren. Mrs. Sinischo was a member of Paul The Apostle Evangelical Lutheran Church, Detroit, MI. Funeral service Tuesday, October 5, 1999, 10 a.m. Donelson, Johns and Evans Funeral Home. Pastor Kenneth Jahnke officiating. Interment to follow at Glen Eden Memorial Park, Livonia, MI. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday and Monday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.

H. LARRY SMITH
SMITH, H. LARRY; of Clarkston; September 30, 1999 at 76 years of age; beloved husband of Bonnie M. Smith for 48 years; dear father of Carrie Lynne (John) Smith-Vogel, Cynthia Louise (Steven) Post-Lovejoy, Craig Lawrence Smith and Christopher Lee (Cheryl) Smith; grandfather of Bryan, Michael, Eric, Jonathon and Rebekah. Larry was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force with the 305th Bomber Squadron Unit during WWII and also served during Korea with the Strategic Air Command. He was formerly employed at J.L. Hudsons for 18 years and also worked at various sales positions throughout Oakland County. At the time of his death he was employed at Flannery Ford as a courtesy driver. In 1950 Larry graduated from Michigan State University and was an active member Oakland County Chapter of the M.S.U. Alumni Association. He was a member of the Clarkston Free Methodist Church. He enjoyed recreational flying, hot air ballooning, volunteering at the local access cable television station in the role of video producer/editor. He had recently completed training and was hired as a class instructor for the Mature Driving program sponsored by GAA Michigan, the Traffic Improvement Association and the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, October 7, 1999 at COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford. Family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Oakland County M.S.U. Scholarship Endowment Fund. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

BROTHER ALBERT J. SAVOIE, S.J.
SAVOIE, BROTHER ALBERT J., S.J.; October 3, 1999; age 84; dear brother of Raymond, Eugene, Lawrence, John, Mildred and Mother Magdalena, IBVM, Savoie. In state at Colombiere Center, 9075 Big Lake Rd., Clarkston Wednesday 5-8 p.m., with Prayers at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass at Colombiere Thursday, 10:45 a.m. Memorials suggested to: Colombiere Center. Arrangements by A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 248-362-2500.

ROBERT SIMPSON
SIMPSON, ROBERT; of Waterford; October 5, 1999 at 60 years of age. Beloved husband of Elli; loving son of Eloise Girten; dear father of Sherry (Richard Fulton) Washburn and Robert (Sherry) Simpson; grandfather of Kylie Fulton and Jordan, Trevor and Molly Simpson; brother of Elsie Mager, Ronald Skip Simpson, Roberta (Bill) McCatty, Richard Simpson and the late Joe Simpson. Mr. Simpson retired from Wolverine Carbide and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was an avid golfer. Funeral service Friday, October 8, 1999, 10 a.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford. Family will receive friends Thursday, 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Cranbrook Mercy Hospice, envelopes available at the funeral home.

FLORENCE C. SIECZYNSKI
SIECZYNSKI, FLORENCE C.; of Union Lake; died on October 8, 1999; at 77 years of age. Beloved wife of 59 years of Frank S.; loving mother of Laura, Thomas, Lawrence and the late Timothy Daniel Sieczynski; dear sister of Esther Wywierowski and Pearl Spratke. Also survived by five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 11 a.m. at St. Patricks Catholic Church (9086 Hutchins), White Lake. Visitation will be held Monday and Tuesday, 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. at the Union Lake Chapel of the Elton Black and Son Funeral Home, (1233 Union Lake Rd.) and after 10 a.m. at the church on Wednesday. A rosary will be held Tuesday evening, 8 p.m.

Leonard Roman STEVENS
STEVENS, Leonard Roman; age 86; of Romeo; October 8, 1999; loving husband of Lillian for 28 years; father of Arlene (Thomas) Stone, and Michele (Richard) Krumrine. Survived by 2 grandchildren. Mr. Stevens was retired from G.M. Cevrolet Engineering in Warren and was a veteran of WWII. Funeral service Tuesday, October 12, 1999 11 a.m. at Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd., Rochester. The family will receive friends Sunday 5-9 p.m. and Monday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Interment Mt. Avon Cemetery.

MARY ELIZABETH SCHWIESOW
SCHWIESOW, MARY ELIZABETH; age 43; of Rochester Hills; October 10, 1999; loving wife of Wayne; dear daughter of John and Charlotte Gorang; sister of Sandra Koboldt, Mike Gorang, Paul Gorang, Sue Saylor and Joe Gorang; daughter-in-law of Marie (the late Freddie) Schwiesow; sister-in-law of Chris Rice, Freddie Schwiesow, Jr., Doris Bruski, Dennis Schwiesow, Janet Roznowski and Holly Chojnacki; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass Wednesday, October 13, 1999 10:30 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 1400 Inglewood, Rochester. The family will receive friends Tuesday 2-9 p.m. at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd., Rochester. Mary will lie in state at the church 9:45 a.m. until time of Mass.

ALBERTA SHERIFF
SHERIFF, ALBERTA; of Gaylord, formerly of Drayton Plains; October 10, 1999; age 78; loving wife of Richard. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Voorhees-Siple & Summerford Funeral Home.

HELEN MAE SCHNEIDER
SCHNEIDER, HELEN MAE; of Waterford; October 11, 1999; age 93; wife of the late Herman T. Schneider, Sr.; beloved mother of Doris M. Steinhart and her husband Reverend Edward C. Steinhart of Waterford, O. Glenn Schneider and his wife Agnes of Ocala, Florida, the late Kathleen L. Schneider and the late Herman T. Schneider, Jr.; sister of Albert, Marian, Irene, Ruth, Joyce and Janice; also survived by eight grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Schneider will be taken to Packerton Cemetery in Packerton, Pennsylvania for graveside service and burial. Arrangements by the RIVERSIDE CHAPEL, Simpson-Modetz Funeral Home, Waterford 248-674-4181.

VIRGINIA STONE
STONE, VIRGINIA; of Waterford; October 12, 1999; age 74; loving wife of F. Arthur Stone; dear mother of JoAnn (Maury) DeBell of Lake Orion, Sheila (William) Leverton of Coldwater and Carol (Moe) Brown of Duran; dear sister of Earline Hotchkiss of Ortonville and Barbara Laten of SC; also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Stone was retired from Pontiac General Hospital. Funeral service will be Thursday, October 14. 1999, 1:30 p.m. at the RIVERSIDE CHAPEL, Simpson Modetz Funeral Home, 5630 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford. Officiating Deacon Richard Vestuto. The family will receive friends Thursday 11:30 a.m. until time of service. Interment White Chapel Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Foundation.

JOSEPH SCHMIDT
SCHMIDT, JOSEPH; of Waterford; October 15, 1999; at 93 years of age; husband of the late Alice Schmidt; dear father of Madeline (Richard) Peters and Christian Schmidt; grandfather of Cheryl (Angelo) Tocco, Carol Wilkerson-Manwaring, Linda Fulkerson and Christian (Sue) Schmidt; great-grandfather of Mitchell Wilkerson, Emma, Jack and Angelo Tocco, Christian and Suzan Schmidt and Lori (Chris) David.; great-great grandfather of Christopher David; brother of Lena Liebinger and Anna Hunter. Mr. Schmidt retired from G.M. Truck and Bus in 1970. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 18, 1999 at COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford. Interment will follow at White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. Family will receive friends Sunday from 3-7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Cranbrook Hospice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

SYDNEY STEINHAUER
STEINHAUER, SYDNEY; age 83; October 18, 1999. Husband of Mary; father of John, Margaret (Stephen) Wicklund, Mary (Timothy) Sullivan and Christine (Earl) Baumeister; seven grandchildren also survive. Visitation Wednesday, 2-9 p.m. Prayers Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. Twelve Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, Instate Thursday 9 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 4300 Walnut Lake Rd., West Bloomfield until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Memorials to a charity of your choice.

RYAN W. STEVENSON
STEVENSON, RYAN W.; age 25; of Holly; died at home on October 18, 1999 after a long and very brave battle with brain cancer. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at the Dryer Funeral Home, Holly. Cremation will follow. Visitation will be from 1-4 and 6-9 p.m., Tuesday. Ryan was born in Flint on September 28, 1974, the son of Tish Cox and Dean Stevenson. He lived in the Fenton-Holly area all his life. He was a 1992 graduate of Holly High School and was an employee of Royalite of Auburn Hills until the time of his illness. His most important job on this earth was teaching all those who loved him to have strength, courage, humor, love and the joy of life. Ryan loved playing baseball, coaching his mens softball team the last two summers, music, a really good party, and his family and friends. He loved life and enjoyed every moment on this earth. He was kind, strong, brave, and loving. Surviving are his parents, Tish and Gary Evans of Holly and Dean and Vickie Stevenson of Linden; sister, Heather (Rob) Kasemeyer of Holly; brother Garrett Evans of Holly; two step-sisters, Becky (Doug) Weigant of Ohio and Stacy (Larry) Mueseen of Texas; niece Rachel Ryan Kasemeyer; grandparents, Thomas and Katherine Lane of Fenton, William and Ella Stevenson of Fenton, Sherwin and Stephanie Evans of Holly, and Keenan and Helen Borg of Linden; aunts and uncles, Bob and Nancy Cox of Florida; Carolyn Stephenson of Nebraska, Elizabeth and Joe Ziolkowski of Galesburg, Tom and Lora Cox of Holland, Chuck and Joan Cox of Byron, Mark Stevenson of Linden, Jill and Dennis Beshears of North Carolina and Kory and Kendra Stevenson of Swartz Creek; and very special thanks to Dr. Barry Landau, his staff Carla, Paula and Dealie and Dr. James Garfield. The family suggests memorials be made to the Ryan Stevenson Memorial Fund.

CELIA M. SIMILUK
SIMILUK, CELIA M.; of Waterford; October 19, 1999; at 87 years of age; beloved wife of the late Nicholas; dear mother of Richard (Lois) Similuk of Waterford and JoAnne (Jack) Leavy of Farmington Hills; dear sister of the late Theodore Makowski and the late Harriet Patyk; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Similuk had retired from the personnel dept. of Sanders Candy Co. in Detroit after 27 years of service. She was a volunteer at Lourdes Nursing Home for 25 years and a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Church. Funeral Liturgy will begin at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 23, 1999, at Our Lady of the Lakes Church in Waterford. Rite of Committal to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield. Family will receive friends at COATS FUNERAL HOMEin Waterford, on Friday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Also in state at church on Saturday from 10:30 until Mass at 11 a.m. Memorials may be made to Lourdes Nursing Home.

KEITH TERRANCE SPEARS
SPEARS, KEITH TERRANCE; of Pontiac; October 16, 1999; age 36. He accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior before going home to be with the Lord. Son of Sandra Spears Lockett and the late Calvin Spears Sr.; stepson of Earl Lockett; sister, Sandra C. Spears of Farmington Hills, brother Calvin Spears Jr. of Pontiac; grandson of the late Mary V. Wilkerson, Moten Wilkerson of Cleveland, OH, Lillie Spears and the late Phillip Spears; Godson of Lois and the late Alvin Clark; uncle of Calvin Spears and Dequan Cowart; nephew of Joyce (Sam) White of Pontiac, and Michelle Galloway and Molisa Rice, both of Cleveland, OH; special cousin of William Wilkerson and Alicia (Shelby) Jones of Rochester Hills. Mr. Spears is also survived by a host of other loving relatives and friends. Funeral service Friday 1 p.m. at Chapel Cobbs Funeral Home. Burial Perry Mount Park Cemetery. In state at the funeral home Thursday after 12 noon. Family will receive friends from 12:30-1 p.m. Friday at the Chapel.

LAURA ROSALIE SHERMAN
SHERMAN, LAURA ROSALIE; age 78; of Auburn Hills; died October 19, 1999; wife of the late William; mother of William J. (Donna) of Clarkston, Thomas D. (Trudy) of Auburn Hills, and Dwight L. (Chastity) of Auburn Hills; also survived by eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren; sister of Nina Hicks of Harrisburg. Funeral service Friday 10 a.m. PIXLEY FUNERAL HOME DAVIS CHAPEL. 3530 Auburn Road, Auburn Hills. Visitation Thursday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m.

MARION M. SHORTER
SHORTER, MARION M.; October 19, 1999; age 65; of Pontiac; dear sister of Magdalene Jefferson, Robert Lee Andrews, Warren Andrews, Elizabeth Kidd and Edith Grant; also many nieces and nephews. Marion was a member of the Bowen Senior Citizens Club of Pontiac and St. Steven Episcopal Church of Troy. Memorial service will be held Tuesday October 26 1:30 p.m. at the St. Steven Episcopal Church 5500 Adams Rd. Troy, MI. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home-Pontiac.

ELIZABETH SUTTIE
SUTTIE, ELIZABETH; October 20, 1999; age 96; beloved wife of the late William Ritchie; dear mother of William M. (Rae Ellen); loving grandmother of Elizabeth Cartwright (Joey) and Erik Carl (Barbara); great-grandmother of Joshua Madison Cartwright and Austin William Suttie. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Long time resident of Oakland Park Towers, Troy. Services were held privately. Memorials may be made to Ronald McDonald House, 3911 Beaubien Blvd., Detroit, MI 48201. Arrangements by A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home 248-362-2500.

ROBERT RALPH SCHWARZ
SCHWARZ, ROBERT RALPH; of Clarkston; October 22, 1999; age 69; beloved husband of Florence I. Schwarz; dear father of Sheryl and Kristie Schwarz; brother of Frederick Schwarz and the late Marie Wieczorek. Mr. Schwarz was a Master Finish Carpenter for Don Frericks Homes, Inc. and was a veteran of the U.S. Army in Korea. Funeral Service, Tuesday, October 26, 1999, 11 a.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford. Friends may call on Monday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery.

LORETTA L. SCHLINK
SCHLINK, LORETTA L.; age 75; of Clinton Township, formerly of Fort Myers, FL; October 25, 1999; dear wife of the late Julius; loving mother of Jean Starick of Keego Harbor, Tom Schlink of Utica and Debra Germain of Clinton Twp.; cherished grandmother of Jeff Starick, Steven Starick, Becky Davidek, Kevin Schlink, Matt Johnson, Keith Schlink, and Scott Johnson; also survived by seven great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends Tuesday 3-9 p.m. and Wednesday 11-1 p.m. at PIXLEY FUNERAL HOME, 322 W. University Dr., Rochester. Services will be held Wednesday 1 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials tributes be made to either American Cancer Society or Henry Ford Hospice.

CHARLES E. 'BUD' SIMMONS
SIMMONS, CHARLES E. BUD; of Attica, formerly of Goodrich; died October 31, 1999; age 80; beloved husband of Ruth (Mardelle); dear father of Rev. Ronald (Ruth) Simmons of Shobonier, Illinois and Patricia (Richard) Remer of Imlay City; dear grandfather of seven; brother of Lena Ryan of Waterford, Cleo Muenestermann of Union Lake; numerous nieces, nephews and several close friends. Bud served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a machine repairman at Pontiac Motors for 38 years, retiring in 1975. He was also a full time farmer. Mr. Simmons was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church in Hadley. He was a wood worker and metal worker. Visitation 2-9 p.m. Monday, November 1, 1999 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer, 810-664-8111. Funeral service from Christ Lutheran Church, Hadley Tuesday, November 2, 1999 at 11 a.m. Burial Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Christ Lutheran Church.

HOWARD E. STEWART
STEWART, HOWARD E.; of Clovis, New Mexico, formerly of Pontiac; died October 27, 1999; age 85; preceded in death by his beloved wife Reda in 1997; dear father of Rick (Pari) Stewart of New Mexico; step-father of Theodore Reaver, Constance Reaver both of Pontiac and Peggy Drake of Waterford; preceded in death by a daughter Donna Daniels; grandfather of eleven; and six great-grandchildren. Mr. Stewart served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and retired from G.M. Truck and Bus Division. He was a foreman for many years. Funeral service Tuesday, November 2, 1999, 2 p.m. at the HURON ST. CHAPEL Huntoon Funeral Home with interment in Perry Mt. Park Cemetery with visitation Monday, November 1, 1999, 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.

JOSEPHINE ESTHER SEELEY
SEELEY, JOSEPHINE ESTHER; of North Farmington; October 28, 1999; age 90; survived by two nieces and two nephews. She was a nurse in the Pontiac School System for 35 years. Memorial services will be held November 5, 1999, 2 p.m. at Presbyterian Village, Redford Township.

LYNN MARIE SMITH
SMITH, LYNN MARIE; age 34; of Walled Lake; October 31, 1999; beloved wife of Donald; dear mother of Michael; daughter of John and Helen Byrka; granddaughter of Violet Franklin; dear sister of Sharon (Bill) Wilson, Theresa (Bart) Reynolds, and Karen Milatz; also several nieces and nephews. Funeral from Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 340 Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake (3 blocks South of Maple Rd) Thursday 1 p.m. Interment Oakland Hills Cemetery. Friends may visit Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 1-9 p.m.

JAMES WILLIAM CHAMBERS, SR.
CHAMBERS, JAMES WILLIAM SR.; son of the late Jim Henry and Hettie Chambers. Born in Weaverville, NC on June 8, 1920. He departed this life November 1, 1999 after a long illness at St. Joseph Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife Janie, father Jim Henry, mother Hettie, son Jimmy (Sweet Daddy), daughter Mable and sister Helen. He attended the public school of Weaverville, NC. He was united in Holy Matrimony to Janie Mae Ford. To this union 9 children were born. Four sons, James Jr., Steven, Jimmy and Howard; five daughters, Virgie, Willie Mae, Nancy, Mable and Ethel. He was a retiree of the Oteen VA Hospital. He served in the U.S. Army. He confessed Christ at an early age. James leaves to cherish his precious memory his children, Virgie Rayford (Dave), Willie Mae Chambers, James Chambers Jr. (Willie Ann), Nancy Jackson (Marriscella), Steven Chambers, Ethel Jones (Kenneth), and Howard Chambers (Joyce), all of Pontiac, MI; 35 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 1 nephew; and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral service is Saturday, November 6, 1999, 1 p.m. at Cobbs Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Vernon Jackson officiating. Burial Perry Mount Park Cemetery. Mr. Chambers will lie instate Friday after 12 noon. Family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

RONALD E. SABINS
SABINS, RONALD E.; age 64; of Auburn Hills, died unexpectedly November 2, 1999. Retired from Chrysler Corporation after 38 years. Beloved husband of the late Carol E.; dear son-in-law of Dorthy Chabot; loving father of the late Ronald J., Robert A. Tony (Stacy) Sabins of Goodrich, Wendy (Dennis) Brennan of Lake Orion, Victoria (Mark) Valko of Rochester Hills, David (Kari) Sabins of Warren, Jenny Sabins of Auburn Hills; dear brother of the late Robert L. and Roger (Sharon) Gene of Beaverton; loving grandfather of eight and great-grandfather of one. Visitation will be Wednesday 5-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. at PIXLEY FUNERAL HOME in Rochester, 322 W. University Dr. Services will be held Friday 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association.

LYNN MARIE SMITH
SMITH, LYNN MARIE; age 34; of Walled Lake; October 31, 1999; beloved wife of Donald; dear mother of Michael; daughter of John and Helen Byrka; granddaughter of Violet Franklin; dear sister of Sharon (Bill) Wilson, Theresa (Bart) Reynolds, and Karen Milatz; also several nieces and nephews. Funeral from Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 340 Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake (3 blocks South of Maple Rd) Thursday 1 p.m. Interment Oakland Hills Cemetery. Friends may visit Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 1-9 p.m.

MARCY MARIE SUSALLA
SUSALLA, MARCY MARIE; age 20; November 1, 1999; proud student of Western Michigan University, Alpha Chi Omega member; loving daughter of Lori (Brett Merritt) and David (Pat); dearest and loving friend of Craig Rhodes; dearest sister of Sandra (John) Holcomb, Susan (Rick) Howrilka, Christopher Naimolski and Sarah Merritt; granddaughter of John and Virginia Warwinsky and Daniel and Theresa Susalla; very dear aunt of Nicholas; and also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Instate Thursday 9:30 a.m. at St. Rene Goupil Catholic Church, Ryan Rd. between 15 and 16 Mile, until Mass at 10 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

RONALD E. SABINS
SABINS, RONALD E.; age 64; of Auburn Hills, died unexpectedly November 2, 1999. Retired from Chrysler Corporation after 38 years. Beloved husband of the late Carol E.; dear son-in-law of Dorthy Chabot; loving father of the late Ronald J., Robert A. Tony (Stacy) Sabins of Goodrich, Wendy (Dennis) Brennan of Lake Orion, Victoria (Mark) Valko of Rochester Hills, David (Kari) Sabins of Warren, Jenny Sabins of Auburn Hills; dear brother of the late Robert L. and Roger (Sharon) Gene of Beaverton; loving grandfather of eight and great-grandfather of one. Visitation will be Wednesday 5-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. at PIXLEY FUNERAL HOME in Rochester, 322 W. University Dr. Services will be held Friday 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association.

FRANCIS JOHN FRANK SWEET
SWEET, FRANCIS JOHN FRANK; of Waterford; November 2, 1999; age 62; husband of Marilyn Halsema Sweet; beloved father of Gary (Angela) Sweet of England, Dianne (Terry) MacGuire of England, Wendy Sweet of England, Frank Cascadden of Florida, Laurie Cascadden (Stephen Crowe) of Florida and William D. (Latrelle) Cascadden of Florida; son-in-law of Bea Halsema of Waterford; brother of Derek (Jane) Sweet of England and Rose (Rueben) Gaudian of England; brother-in-law of Janet Kistler of Union Lake; also survived by 11 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be Thursday, November 4, 1999, 1:30 p.m. at the RIVERSIDE CHAPEL, Simpson-Modetz Funeral Home, 5630 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford. The family will receive friends Thursday 12:30 p.m. until time of service. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society of America.


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